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  • Feature

    Scour power

    When Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in the early hours of September 13, 2008, Texas’ Bolivar Peninsula was ground zero. Before the category 2 storm made landfall, large stretches of beachfront on this narrow, low-lying spit of land were chockablock with homes standing on stilts behind dunes up to 2 meters tall.


    08/13/2010 - 13:59 Earth & Environment
  • Feature

    Cancer’s little helpers

    When tiny hairpin-shaped molecules act up, they don’t rebel loner-style like James Dean. Instead they take on the persona of Darth Vader, crushing proteins under their command and turning acquaintances to the dark side as well. In this case, though, the fight is for control not of the universe, but of the body. And a dark-side victory could end in cancer.


    08/13/2010 - 13:53
  • Feature

    Mining for Missing Matter

    On an early summer morning in northern Minnesota, a crew of about a dozen waits by the top of mine shaft No. 8. Donning hard hats, the engineers and physicists pile into a creaky, double-decker elevator cage. It is pitch black for most of the three-minute descent. Ears pop, the cage floor vibrates and a giant motor dating from 1925 thunders overhead.

    08/13/2010 - 13:43 Atom & Cosmos, Astronomy
  • Science Future

    Science Future for August 28, 2010

    September 11 Air and Space Museum’s     September Star Party near Paris, Va. See

    September 15 – 17 Researchers and policy makers meet in Austin, Texas, to discuss aging in the Americas. Go to

    October 4 – 8 World virologists meet in Italy about HIV/AIDS and cancer. See

    08/13/2010 - 12:49
  • Science Past from the issue of August 27, 1960

    CAT PHOBIA TREATMENT — [A] patient was cured of cat phobia by forcing herself to handle velvet until she got used to it. The patient, a 37-year-old married woman ...  had had a fear of cats as long as she could remember.... The therapist began ... [with] what she felt was the least objectionable idea associated with cats — their fur.... [First he used] velvet, which has some of the texture...
    08/13/2010 - 12:48